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Remediation Mechanisms of Tropical Plants for Lead-Contaminated Environment

  • Olabisi Peter AbioyeEmail author
  • Udeme Joshua Josiah Ijah
  • Sesan Abiodun Aransiola
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Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 35)

Abstract

Heavy metals, especially lead, are major environmental pollutants that pose a serious threat to the environment and human and animal health. Series of approaches is being practised in order to reclaim land contaminated with lead. Phytoremediation offers the most environmental friendly approach for its remediation. This chapter reviews the mechanisms used by some tropical plants to remediate lead-contaminated soil.

Keywords

Heavy Metal Lead Concentration United States Environmental Protection Agency Transfer Factor Brassica Juncea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olabisi Peter Abioye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Udeme Joshua Josiah Ijah
    • 1
  • Sesan Abiodun Aransiola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyFederal University of TechnologyMinnaNigeria

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